Customers are not receiving receipts
If your customer did not receive a receipt from you, here are a few common reasons why.
Reason #1: Their purchase did not go through properly
Sometimes a credit card or PayPal charge shows a purchase being successful or "pending" when it has, in fact, failed. You can verify this by going to your customers tab and searching for their name or email address...
...Or browsing through the purchases by date.
If you don't see them in there, that means their purchase was never completed.
If this is the case, the charge on their statement will disappear in a few days.
The customer needs to go to the URL of your product and try buying it again. Here's how to find the URL of your product.
If the customer used PayPal, and can see, on their PayPal Statement, an Invoice ID, that means the payment is still pending and it needs to be pushed through to be successful or failed. The invoice ID will look something like this:
A string of letters and numbers followed by two equals signs.
If this is the case, the customer needs to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us that Invoice ID, so we can fix this.
Reason #2: They mis-typed their email address at checkout
Go to the customers tab and search for their name or email address, letter by letter. If you find it and they did in fact mistype the email, there are two ways to fix this:
Option 1: Fix the email address and resend it.
Click the customer's name or email address. A slide-out menu will pop out.
Click the customer's email address in green. You can now type the correct email address and click the checkmark.
Now click the word Emails. A new tab will open up where you can see all emails or messages the customer has received. Click Resend receipt to resend their receipt.
BUT... The customer's name is mistyped but in grey font. I cannot edit it? Why?
This means that the customer created an account after they purchased the product, using the mistyped email address. The reason we don't let you edit the address of an account on Gumroad is because this kind of power in the hands of creators could be easily abused. By changing the address of an account, a creator could log into that account and make purchases with that account's payment information.
So! What you can do is let us fix this:
Send us an email telling us:
1. The email address they used at purchase
2. What it should be changed to
And we'll set this straight!
Option 2: Go the extra mile! Send them the receipt directly.
Search for your customer in the customers tab. Once you've found their name, click the email address/name to bring the slide-out menu out.
Now click Emails. You'll see something like this.
Click the link RECEIPT under Emails received and a new tab will open. This is the exact receipt your customers will receive in their email inbox.
You can copy the URL of this page and send it to them directly.
Reason #3: Their email server is blocking Gumroad emails from being delivered
You can verify this by going to the customers tab, searching for their name or address.
Click their purchase. Click Emails.
You will see either Sent, Delivered, or Opened underneath each message or receipt.
If you see Sent or Delivered, it is likely that the email did reach their inbox, or is behind a firewall in their email server.
Here's what to do:
Option 1: Send the email to a different address
See the above description for how to do that. Ask the customer for a different email address to send the receipt to, then resend their receipt. If you can't change their email address, email us.
Option 2: Print the receipt yourself
Click the "receipt" link and you'll get sent to a new tab. This is the exact receipt your customers will receive in their email inbox.
You can print this receipt as a PDF and send it to them.